More than 370 primates have been part of the research over the past 15 years, and the scientists who conduct the tests are most probably “entirely lacking” in expertise essential to care for such animals, Australia’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has said. Continue reading »
Two months ago the Australian media, which unlike its US counterpart refuses to be spoon fed ebullient economic propaganda, called bullshit on the spectacular October job numbers, when instead of adding 15,000 jobs as consensus expected, Australia’s Bureau of Statistics reported that a whopping 58,600 jobs had been added. We covered this in “Australian Media Throws Up All Over ‘Stellar’ Jobs Report: “Don’t Believe The Jobs Figures!”
One month later, the situation got even more ridiculous, when instead of the expected 10,000 drop in November, the “statistical” bureau announced that 71,400 jobs had been added, the most in 15 years, and the equivalent of 1 million jobs added in the US. Once again the local media cried foul as we documented in “Australian Media Throws Up All Over ‘Stellar’ Jobs Report, Again” Continue reading »
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be horrible for Americans and the people of the world.
But most politicians are thoroughly corrupt. Neither the Democratic or Republican parties represent the interests of the American people. Both parties ignore the desires of their own bases.
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Hundreds of monkeys have been sent to Australia for what seem to be dubious medical experiments that raise “serious ethical questions,” the local environmental authorities have warned, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald.
H/t reader squodgy:
“Nice to see a Politician not lying through his teeth.”
Maurice Newman, chairman of Tony Abbott’s business advisory council, says UN is using debunked climate change science to impose authoritarian rule
The Australian prime minister’schief business adviser has accused the United Nations of using debunked climate change science to lead a new world order – provocative claims made to coincide with a visit from the top UN climate negotiator. Continue reading »
8 Dec 2015 – At Pearce it was the coldest December day since records began.
The temperature dipped to around 7C in the Perth Area this morning … and it is summer now in Perth! Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Bitcoin Terror DISINFORMATION BRAINWASHING”
Wired has allegedly found elusive Bitcoin creator “Satoshi Nakamoto” in Australia…and less than 24 hours later he’s being raided by the Australian Federal Police. Sadly, given the attempts by the MSM and governments around the world to link the P2P economy to terror, mayhem and criminality, this is hardly surprising. Join me in today’s thought for the day as we explore the demonisation of P2P and why the powers that shouldn’t be are afraid of freedom…terrible freedom!
“the seasonally adjusted labour force estimates from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for October sound incredible and they should be treated as just that: not credible. Don’t believe politicians as they gloat and claim credit. Don’t believe the wire services when they report the estimates as fact…. The former chief statistician recently said the data was not worth the paper it was written on.”
From the article:
“Australia and the U.S. should not light a fire and add fuel to the flames.”
Earlier this week, the USS Lassen managed to sail by China’s man-made islands in the Spratlys without getting shot at or surrounded.
The fact that China did not move to challenge the US-flagged guided-missile destroyer was a relief for those who aren’t keen on living through World War III and as hyperbolic as that might sound, it was just this month that Beijing threatened to “stand up and use force” in the event Washington went through with the “freedom of navigation” exercise. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Just hope he can fund a battle against Monsatan.
Percy Schmeiser knows all about that. They bankrupted him.”
A battle that’s been going on for years
We’ve been reporting on the case of Steve Marsh, an organic farmer in Australia who has been fighting Monsanto and his neighbor and childhood friend Michael Baxter due to the contamination of his farm from genetically modified canola. Continue reading »
“China, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Sweden – it is beyond us how anyone can declare the crisis isn’t spreading. Be prepared – there are going to be lots of opportunities to both make and lose money. But first, you have to recognize what is happening.”
– The Crisis Is Spreading: China, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Sweden… (ZeroHedge, Aug 15, 2015):
Earlier today, we posted an excerpt from IceCap Asset Management’s latest letter to investors focusing on the farce that is the Greek bailout #3, which can be summarized simply by the following table…
… and Keith Dicker’s assessment which was that “for Greece, it’s mathematically impossible to repay its debt” and that the Greek “economy continues to plummet to deeper depths and is now -33% less than where it was in 2008.”
But the truth is that for all the endless drama, Dicker continues, “the Greek debt crisis isn’t THE crisis. Rather it is simply a symptom of a much larger global debt crisis.” Continue reading »
– Australia – Cold kills abnormally high number of lambs (Ice Age Now, July 28, 2015):
Mortality rate almost 40 per cent.
Extreme cold weather in southern New South Wales last week culminated in significant livestock losses. Continue reading »
– Queensland, Australia – Biggest snowstorm in 31 years (Ice Age Now, July 17, 2015):
Record-breaking cold and possibly record-breaking snow.
Major cities in the land Down Under are used to average winter temperatures of around 10 degrees Celsius (50 F). Aussies often run around in flip flops at this time of year. But on Friday, temperatures dropped to zero and sub-zero degrees across multiple states.
A record breaking low of minus 6.9 degrees was recorded overnight in Mount Hotham and Falls Creek, Victoria.
And along with the cold came the snow. Continue reading »
– Australia – Coldest and snowiest in 15 years (Ice Age Now, July 11, 2015):
Major cold front now sweeping Australia.
New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Victoria residents are bracing for damaging winds expected to reach blizzard intensity in the Snowy Mountains over the weekend as the country experiences some of its coldest conditions in 15 years. Continue reading »
If you consider that ISIS is an operation run by the CIA and the Mossad, …
… then of course ISIS could get their hands on enough material to build a dirty bomb in no time.
– ‘Dirty bomb’: ISIS has enough material to build WMD, Australian intelligence warns (RT, June10, 2015):
Islamic State is believed to have seized enough radioactive material to build a large “dirty” bomb, according to Australian intelligence reports. NATO has expressed concerned about the supplies, according to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
According to Australian intelligence reports cited by The Independent, ISIS militants possess radioactive material, mostly stolen from government facilities, enough to build a large and devastating dirty bomb – a conventional explosive that is meant to disperse radioactive material over a large area. Continue reading »
– Wikileaks releases ‘largest’ trove of docs exposing secret TiSA trade deal (RT, June 3, 2015):
WikiLeaks has published 17 secret documents related to a controversial trade agreement currently being negotiated behind closed doors between the US, EU and 23 WTO members. NGO Global Justice Now called the leak “a dark day for democracy.”
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) June 3, 2015
The documents released by the transparency group are allegedly associated with TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) negotiations, which have been taking place in secret since early 2013. The participants of the talks include 24 WTO members, such as the US, EU and other countries including Turkey, Mexico, Australia, Pakistan and Israel. Continue reading »
– Antarctic cold moving toward Australia (Ice Age Now, June 1, 2015):
Large parts of Australia’s southeast are shivering through sub-zero temperatures and heavy snow falls.
Snow has fallen on unusually low altitudes in parts of Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales. Continue reading »
– Record Antarctic Ice May Force Mawson Base to Relocate – Video (Ice Age Now, May 31, 2015):
Expanding sea ice threatening the viability of Australia’s Mawson Antarctic research station, warns Rob Wooding, general manager of the Australian Antarctic Division’s Operations Branch.
12 May 2015 – Satellite observations show a new daily record being set for Antarctic sea ice every day for the past two weeks. Annual records have also been broken every year for the past three years.
Resupplying Australia’s Mawson Station — the longest continuously operated outpost in Antarctica — relied on access to a bay, a task increasingly complicated by sea ice blocking the way, said Wooding. Continue reading »